Why We Are Different
At Summer Smash Tennis our goal is to prepare students so that they are given the foundation to excel as players for life. This foundation begins with learning proper stroke mechanics, footwork, and building eye-hand coordination. As students progress through our methodology they are able to scaffold their skills and build towards having a complete game.
We pride ourselves on our ability to teach the proper fundamentals of tennis through our extensive knowledge of technique. Our approach to learning is unique and sets us apart from others, because we make academy-style learning fun. We have blended our experiences as player and coaches, and the Tennis Canada teaching method, into a proprietary teaching methodology that is centred around learning clean technique in fun game-based settings.
We specialize in being able to break down each fundamental skill into several progressions. What this means is that a particular skill can be dissected into individual sections or stages. Each stage of the progression builds upon itself until the skill can be performed in its entirety.
When I first started playing tennis over 20 years ago this type of learning concept was entirely non-existent and to this day I always wish I had a chance to learn the fundamentals through these progressions. Teaching through progressions has become much more prevalent and it is something that we have mastered at Summer Smash Tennis.